494: Architect as Developer: Pioneering Innovation and Freedom in Design

Architect as Developer: Pioneering Innovation and Freedom in Design

In this intriguing episode, host Rion Willard takes us to Manhattan for a live round table event. The discussion revolves around a highly sought-after role in the architectural world: becoming an architect developer. This concept is alluring, promising freedom, creativity, and ongoing financial benefits from self-initiated projects. The episode features a diverse group of speakers, […]

486: Architect Developer with Victor Caban-Diaz of Building Ingenuity

Architect Developer

Discover how architect Victor Caban-Diaz developed his first duplex project in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I originally interviewed Victor on the podcast back in May of 2016 (episode number 157). At that time, his dream of developing a multi-family project was just a dream. Fast forward seven years, and he has just finished the 3,400 sf […]

455: The Architect Developer Business with Evan Watts

The Architect Developer Busiens

Today I will be speaking with Evan Watts, founding partner of D&A Companies.  Evan and the team at D&A are a group of real estate, architecture, and construction professionals who believe in the importance of alluring, inspiring, and special places. They leverage their expertise and passion to deliver valuable projects for their partners, clients, and […]

436: How I Became an Architect Developer with Jason Boyer

How I Became An Architect Developer

Today we speak with Jason Boyer, an architect developer and founder of Boyer Vertical, a firm that specializes in developing sustainably minded, architecturally significant projects in the Phoenix Metro area. His first development project was the award-winning artHAUS condominiums in Midtown Phoenix, and Boyer is currently working on KARMA, a modern community of 11 homes […]

433: Prospering an Architectural Practice (Even Through Recessions) with Walter Marin

Walter Marin was born in Latin America but raised in the heart of New York.  The son of an immigrant cabinetmaker, he was raised with an appreciation for craftsmanship that led to his life-long love of the built environment.  He completed a BS/BA in Architecture in 1982 and worked with well-known architectural design firms including […]